Country escapes in Norfolk. Find the best secret accommodation in Norfolk. Cosy cabins, sustainable homes, water front rentals and treehouses where you can get away from it all.
Avoid the crowds and switch off entirely with a country retreat in Norfolk
Escape your daily life, crowds and COVID chat, if only for a few days, with a remote hideaway. We’ve picked
a selection of hidden, luxury cabins tucked away in Norfolk’s countryside, perfect for a mini-break that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “getaway”.
Located in the Waveney Valley, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, this tranquil cabin offers the chance to reconnect with nature but on a luxurious scale. Make your way to the rustic cabin for two via a meadow walk, passing sheep and farmland. The cabin itself is cute, cosy and boasts some impressive eco-credentials. There’s no electric, but there is a USB point, powered by solar, if you feel you can’t live without your phone. Though you may struggle to get a signal, this is about relaxation after all. Hot water and heat come from the wood burner and the accommodation itself has been built using reclaimed, recycled and reused materials where possible. Take a dip in the outdoor bathtub or at night stargaze through the skylight above your bed. This is an adult-only escape, perfect for downtime and getting back to nature. During your stay, check out the nearby Secret Sauna on the banks of the River Waveney near Bungay. Find out more about this sustainable retreat.
Nor-Folk; The Water Cabin
Switch off at this Scandi-inspired cottage on the banks of the Norfolk Broads. There’s no TV or Wi-Fi but don’t panic, use this as a chance to talk to each other. The owners have purposely chosen not to include an internet connection and have used a stylish, simplistic design to reinforce a back to basics way of living; think meals together and siblings bonding over boardgames, free of digital devices. Being free of technology, which keeps us connected 24/7, provides the opportunity to slow down, unwind and relax. Enjoy cooking as family and long walks along the river. The refurbished 1930s home sleeps four, in two bedrooms. Each piece of furniture and accessory has been carefully selected to suit the space. We promise you’ll come away feeling like a whole new person. Book at stay at this cosy, water-front hideaway.
Something a little different. Quirky converted train carriages lie under the canopy of dense Thetford pine trees. A lakeside retreat, each of the three carriages have their own rustic design and artisan features but with mod-cons for ease. Surrounded by nature, take a hike through Thetford Forest, then return to this truly cosy bolthole and snuggle down in front of the wood burner for a night of pure bliss. In the morning, wake up and enjoy a breakfast from the hamper provided, stacked with local produce. In addition to the carriages, there’s also the opportunity to sleep in a cute, cosy cabin and canvas safari tent, perfect for a wild glamping experience. Escape to your own country cabin.
West Lexham Tree House
Take your getaway to another level and enjoy a relaxing experience from the comfort of your very own treehouse. A wonderful escape at any time of year, the treehouses
at West Lexham, sleep between two and six people. High up in the tree, your humble abode awaits. The surrounding majestic trees, the wooden staircase, furniture and beautifully handcrafted beds, will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a fairytale. The ‘garden kitchen’ is a fantastic communal feature, offering a fully equipped kitchen and cooking station, including a wood-fired pizza oven. In the evening pitch up around the shared fire bowl and roast marshmallows or head back to your treehouse and snuggle up with a book in front of the log stove. Wi-Fi is intermittent so you may be able grab some signal to post your fancy Instagram pic, but make the most of this time to put away your digital devices. Book a treehouse break.